Memories flood at times when a scent arises–catching you off guard. Bacon does this for me. The sacramental experience of our dad’s Saturday breakfast event unfolds for me. With five boys eager as chicks in a nest to feed, our dad would make from scratch his waffles or pancakes, mountain-piled plates of bacon, and potatoes. At times, he even made his own recipe of brown-sugar syrup. The bacon-fat haze in the house was a welcome sight after delivering the local San Jose Mercury newspapers earlier that morning.
I wanted to turn heads to my blog today and I did not have a picture of puppies. So, even better than that is bacon. Really, bacon is just that good. The once maligned food actually is now back en vogue. I like mine crispy. Here are some bacon tidbits […]
It takes a real man to cook for his wife a meal she actually enjoys eating. In fact, if you cook for your whole family it is indeed a path to the highest on the “mancard” you could possibly expect to achieve. Bringing the family together is what men should do. Cooking is part of nurturing others. Why let the lady of house do all the heavy lifting in this area?
The gold-premium level mancard is reserved for the guys who can do more than open up a bag dry pasta, boil, and pour on Prego red sauce. It requires the very technical balance of making a salad with the right balance of sweetness, acid, salt, and crunch. Get your raspberry vinaigrette spot on and you win! My son may not cheer me on this one, but he learns to see what its like to make a woman smile.
Blueberries are perfect right now and I had to buy a box of them the other day. When we think of stereo-typing and bias in a culture that fuels division, it takes a closer look to see how something as monochromatic as blueberries display shades of blue to indigo. For […]
Those who know me do realize I absolutely love good coffee. Even on vacation the goal is to find the shops with the locally roasted beans and well-trained baristas. This series is a how-to for those who want to save money but love good coffee. Now, I love to serve […]
Those who know me do realize I absolutely love good coffee. Even on vacation the goal is to find the shops with the locally roasted beans and well-trained baristas. This series is a how-to for those who want to save money but love good coffee. Now I have had some […]
If you are interested in Temecula wine or dining, how to serve the community or what’s new in town you should check out and bookmark Old Town Gazette. Any other local sources for information I have not heard about? Please share.
We are enjoying our stay in Canada. I thought a list of some favorite things might be in order, even if just to remind myself. Here is a random list of 10 COOL Canadian things in Victoria, British Columbia: Ketchup flavored Lays Potato chips and ketchup by Heinz that is […]
I love to make my family breakfast as many Saturday mornings as possible. We set the kitchen table and chow down on Belgian waffles with fresh blueberry sauce, eggs, bacon and orange juice. I love my waffler and cooking, but being together in a rare sit-down with my family of […]
For a quick local trip, us newbies to the Temecula-Murrieta area enjoyed the following: The Temecula Berry Co. blueberry farm where (until July 11) you can pick your own berries right from the vine, enjoy a drink and soak in the incredible weather we have here. Try the Saturday Farmers […]
My wife and I enjoyed sleeping in and then this brunch: English-style scones, homemade espresso latte´, and the morning newspaper! The scones are homegrown to Temecula, CA and are amazing. (You can purchase the scones at Delaney’s where they come frozen and pop right into the oven). Delaney’s has its […]